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October 04, 2010


Art Laffer's publisher's cousin

Also doubtful is that any MSNBC faithful had any economic coursework during college.

Captain Hate

Olbermann can take his eccentricities to extremes. There’s a story that he told his producers to communicate with him by leaving notes in a small box positioned outside his office. Last spring, after David Shuster tweeted that he was guest-hosting Countdown while Olbermann was out sick, Olbermann erupted when a blog mentioned Shuster’s tweet and he fired off an e-mail to him saying, “Don’t ever talk about me and medical issues again.” Olbermann’s executive producer later told Shuster that there’s a rule against mentioning Olbermann on Twitter.

And this is from a lib friendly source. Countdown to this pear shaped loser killing himself in his final attempt to reach O'Reilly's ratings.


"Lean Forward" is perfect. When combined with the interpretation of the new D-inside-circle Dem logo as a toilet, it means MSNBC's shilling for the Dem party causes us to retch into the bowl.


They are following the Spinal Tap formula, of 'ever more selective audiences'

Rick Ballard

"Lean Forward - Don't Splash Your Shoes"

Perfect, PD.


now that's a classic, TM. "Lean Forward", brought to you by Ben Dover.


My standard reply to my Lefty friends who act as if they're the only ones informed on a subject -

"If I stopped reading when you did, I'd probably agree with you."


Isn't it "Lean forward, fall back"?

Motto for NY Magazine:"We're so smart we don't need no stinkin' facts."


You're telling me that Keith Olbermann is the new Major Major? Is he climbing out the window to escape when people come into his office yet?


--It's New York Magazine, so we expect the usual liberal self-congratulation.--

And the usual oblivious admission; that they can get the same viewpoint without the Olbermann histrionics at the NYT or PBS.
But don't ever tell them there's any bias there.


BumperStickerist, That's the best response to the snobbery of the latte-libs I've heard to date.

It never ceases to amaze how inconsistent the ultra-libs are in their faux fight for human and civil rights. They are positively passionate about supporting some groups, but others (the not cool groups) can just stop whining, and deal with the fact that they don't rate the attention and/or activism of the super-intellectual, wealthy, elite, Waaaay cool far lefties..

Captain Hate

It's pretty funny how the brainiacs at MessNBC have paid Sheldon Lee to put together an ad campaign. That has Olbermann's ESPN influence all over it with it's inability to think about anything other than what appeals to him. It will do nothing except entertain the existing koolaid drinkers.


The Great Lean Forward.


they can get the same viewpoint without the Olbermann, Schultz, Matthews, or Maddow histrionics....

If you don't like shouting, you don't like MSNBC.


I had a boss that talked a lot about "Leaning Forward".

His definition was that it was a "white lie to tell the customer about what you will have in the future, but don't really have now."

The purpose was to get some managers at a customer to sign on to working with you on a product .. once signed they have a vested interest to hide any shortcoming in your performance because it makes them look bad too.


The Great Lean Forward.

LOL, nice. Now I have this Billy Bragg song in my head. He's a commie and the lyrics are appalling but I must admit the tune is lovely.

Cap'n, if the rumors about Olbermann being a Howard Hughes-type freak are true it'll all come out sooner or later, and I'm sure Republicans will be portrayed as having driven him over the edge.


So, it's curious what kind of conclusions you get sometimes when the readers talk back, in the LUN

Army of Davids

Know your Administration future political liability.

Gary Gensler...Obama's appointment to head the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Remember the 18 year Goldman Sachs vet in the next few summers when oil goes over $100.


Reading thru those, narciso, I get the idea that when you run for office making promises disconnected from reality, those who dreamed the impossible dream you were peddling will have a hard awakening. There's no way any responsible president and c i c could have satisfied those people.


True, but in their own funhouse mirror way, they seem to have grasped some sense that our
own 'clean toga' crowd, is either unable or
unwilling to acknowledge, Of course, the promises were bunkum, but they didn't know that

Captain Hate

Porch, Billy Bragg has a musical gift no matter how he employs it; his 2 collabs with Wilco doing little known Woody Guthrie (another major POS) songs get lots of play in chez Hate. Brit musicians are by and large politically insane; PUK was the exception to that rule.

I read something interesting about your fave The Band this weekend. When writing "Whispering Pines" (a very atypical song in that I don't recall them ever playing it live, for reasons that this might explain) Robbie Robertson was using a piano with a key that was out of tune and when it was time to record it in the studio was frantically jacking around with the piano there to recreate it.

Dave (in MA)

Like this?


Yes Cap'n, I am generally a big fan of Bragg's. His comp album Back to Basics is gem after gem and there are some great B-sides on the original vinyl. Was just checking out "California Stars" on YouTube after the Bragg tune; I listened to Mermaid Avenue really heavily when it came out.

That is a neat little item about "Whispering Pines." It makes sense as it does seem out of tune - perfect for Manuel's plaintive voice.

Dave (in MA)

http://theband.hiof.no/articles/whispering_pines_viney.html>Peter Viney: Whispering Pines To stay on topic, Richard talks about leaning when discussing his approach to songwriting.


"Lean Forward"

The copy writer is named Heywood Jablome

Comanche Voter

"partly because liberals tend to pride themselves on being part of the fact-based community and may prefer media products like the New York Times, or the PBS NewsHour, which make their points without shouting"

Yeh--most liberals wouldn't want to meet an "inconvenient fact" eek! A Mouse!--or anything like that. So they restrict their knowledge to what appears in the NYT or PBS Newshour. Of course that means that when they are engaged in a battle of political wits, they are only half armed--not to say half assed.


MSNBC is using "Lean Forward" because the staff is so enamored of Mao's "Great Leap Forward."


And speaking about sloganeering, Krugman continues where Frank Rich left off yesterday.

A note to Tea Party activists: This is not the movie you think it is. You probably imagine that you’re starring in “The Birth of a Nation,” but you’re actually just extras in a remake of “Citizen Kane.”

And it all goes downhill from there. And I notice that the WaPo is getting in on the act about billionaires and secret and shadowy groups.


secret and shadowy groups.

The main "secret & shadowy groups" are the MFM & their connections to the Dem. party & the leftist non-profits. The inbreeding is sickening.


Here's a short article at Forbes by the indispensable Bill Isaac about why TARP was completely dispensable and should have been dispensed with from the start.

Captain Hate

Maybe since the Slimes has a theater critic writing about politics, I guess the Enron consultant feels qualified to talk about movies. Although I'm not sure he's as demonstrably ignorant about cinema as he is about economics. Although Paulie Peanuts talking about "Citizen Kane" around Pinch might be a bit edgy; although I don't think Hearst ever drove the family paper as deeply in the toilet as Shitberger has.


Is not "lean forward, (hands on wall)" what people say when they're about to frisk you or empty your pockets?


Although Paulie Peanuts talking about "Citizen Kane" around Pinch might be a bit edgy;

What a wonderful line Captain! heh...


ROFWL! I second you, Capt. H.

Liberal losers!


PS - I heard a man say that to his wife
after she'd denied him sex for five years.


"Lean Left" would be a more accurate slogan, even if it is a huge understatement.

daddy the "Extremist"

"OK, THAT'S EERIE: Other than this New York story (picked up by Politico) I can't find any confirmation of a new MSNBC slogan. However, roughly a minute after I posted this piece, my last desperate Google search echoed back my own blog post. By way of contrast, Bing is ignoring me even two minutes later."

Well TM,

Perhaps its time you considered having a "Senior Editor" here at JustOneMinute. Have you considered">http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2010/10/absolutely-most-overrated-job.html"> Conor Friedersdorf?

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

I don't know who is worse in this story. It serves them all right. Lindsay Graham uniting with the WH and Kerry on Cap and Trade and then thrown under the bus by Obama.

Lizza’s story, which provides new details about negotiations between key Washington insiders, threatens to alter the conventional wisdom that Obama has encountered lockstep Republican intransigence at every turn.

But at a pivotal moment, the White House betrayed Graham by leaking details of the negotiations in a way particularly damaging to Graham politically, Lizza reports.


Since the gas tax was toxic to conservatives more so than to Democrats, leaking the news to Fox News – which Obama has occasionally been at war with during his presidency – was a particularly galling act of betrayal to Graham, Lizza reports. It was perhaps the single most damaging way the news could have been delivered to the public on a sensitive issue the three negotiators had spent weeks discussing.


Poor Lindsay.

Strawman Cometh

This fellow needs to hold out for a jury trial. And, like Howard Roark, seek hard-looking men for the jury.


Lindsey has to learn the hard way rules most of us learned on the playground when we were much younger.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

It looks so uncomfortable to wear your pants below your butt.

I guess they are slaves to fashion. I wonder if Michelle will be next.


Just heard on the radio that Karen Polito, the only MA state Republican to block a $430 million spending bill, walked in to vote this morning 2 minutes late and missed the vote. A caller asked the right question...where were the other 4 Republicans? I hate this state!

Jay Severin also has an interesting theory on Tim Cahill. He surmises that Cahill made a deal with Deval Patrick and help from the White House to split the vote and guarantee a Patrick win. Why else would he stay in the race with absolutely no chance of winning? He can either stay in the race and be known forever more as a rat or drop out now and protect his future.

The Imp

"Lean Left" was Monica's description of Clinton's cucumber.


"Lindsey has to learn the hard way"

I doubt very much if Sen Graham has learned his lesson.

If you like the pants wearing story try this:

Bakery May Be Evicted for Not Endorsing Homosexual Depravity.


Jane, Look at the bright side. It makes running from the cops harder.

I think it's the stupidest look..really idiotic.

Captain Hate

Tryin' my damnedest to work up a smidgen of sympathy for Miss Lindsey. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Nope, it ain't happening.

Captain Hate

"Lean Left" was Monica's description of Clinton's cucumber.

How surprising that a MessNBC slogan is close to Slick's troublesome organ.

Dave (in MA)

Rocco, she was stuck in this godawful traffic.
According to the Newton Tab:

"The House passed the spending bill almost immediately upon gaveling it at 10 a.m. and before Polito arrived for the session."
"The bill cleared the House with three members present. Rep. Paul Donato, D-Medford, was presiding and Reps. Bradford Hill, R-Ipswich, and Vincent Pedone, D-Worcester, were present."



MSNBC’s new identity has been a ratings boon. Its audience is less than half the size of Fox’s, partly because liberals tend to pride themselves on being part of the fact-based community and may prefer media products like the New York Times, or the PBS NewsHour, which make their points without shouting.

Except for the pretty much daily calls for the death of hteir ideological adversaries. you've got to hand it to the writer thoug - he knows hte delusions of his audience.

Captain Hate

fact-based community

Based on the evidence provided by the trolls, they don't know what a "fact" is.

Captain Hate

Per Tammy Bruce: On her first day on the Supreme Court, Pat Kagan has recused herself from 25 cases.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

Actually I think given enough publicity, that story will help Polito and fry the democrats. Speaking of publicity, a reporter just called me about Sat. I hope I didn't screw up.


Imagine she had to worry about going to the ladies room or getting a drink of water. The women in this country are making the men look like cowards! She'll always have my support.


I'm sure you didn't, Jane.

I don't know why people should think that surprising. I doubt Kagan will be able to sit on many big federal cases for quite a while. As SG she had a role in everything the DoJ handled.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)


Have you got a link to the Polito story? I want to blog about it.

Captain Hate

It's not surprising, Clarice; but it probably eluded the geniuses that advise and consent that it could be problematic on a lot of cases. Does anybody remember if this was mentioned as a potential issue in the hearings?


Yeah who are these idiots, Hill & Pedone, vote no or vote yes, but for god's sake, don't vote present.

Btw, Megyn delivered the bodyblow to Allred
this afternoon


New slogan in Britain.
beware the racist toddler.

Not a toddler, Britain has that covered too Britain Plunges into Totalitarianism.

"At a certain point, a country either rebels forcefully or admits that it has died."

America has one chance remaining--this Nov election is it.

Dave (in MA)

Jane, http://www.wickedlocal.com/newton/topstories/x1249755692/Spending-bill-passes-House-as-breathless-Polito-misses-vote>here it is.
I initially found it in Google news sorting articles by date, but it no longer shows up there. I had to review my browser history.


It was one Black adder's 'Clever, Clever' schemes, Captain, then again it may have been
Baldrick's idea


It's about time Cellucci got off his ass too!

Dave (in MA)

narciso, they were the only ones present; they didn't VOTE "present". The 3 of them pulled a fast one on Polito, who was stuck in rush hour traffic like everybody else in eastern MA.


Obama today on the taxcuts (via Politico):

Addressing resistance from former SEC chairman William Donaldson and Harvard economic professor Martin Feldstein, who said economic uncertainty would persist if the tax cuts aren't given to everyone, Obama stood firm on his view that extending the breaks for families making under $250,000 would benefit 98 percent of Americans, while providing them to the richest 2 percent would cost $700 billion.

“I don’t know any economists – including, I think, Martin – who think we are likely to get a bump in aggregate demand from $700 billion of borrowed money going to people like those of us around the table, who, if I suspect want a flat-screen TV, can afford one right now and are going out and buying one,” he said. “If we were going to spent $700 billion, it seems, we’d be wiser having that $700 billion going to folks who would spend that right away.”.

We're "spending" much more on the tax cuts for the mid-range.

But doesn't all this talk of "giving" money to people make it sound as if all money belongs to the government, and it is for the government to dole out (or spread around)?


"That story will help Polito..."

If this from one of the commenters on the Polito at the orignal link is true. The story ought to help every Republican running for office.

"Polito is doing a great job shining a spotlight on what a shame it was back 3 months ago when the Dems held their press conferences & sent their press releases touting their balanced budget and strong fiscal leadership!"

3 months after they said they had a balanced budget, they had to come back and get $430 million dollars more???????????
Am I understanding that correctly?

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

You are. Only in MA


On the other hand, when the government doles it out it isn't spending, but providing "resources".
It is just so offensive that our government thinks the only doable budget cuts are to be made by individual tax payers.

NO OPPORTUNITY SPARED: President Obama opened a meeting with an economic advisory panel on Monday by contrasting his new plan for community colleges with Republicans’ proposals to cut spending.

“I disagree so strongly with the proposal from some on the other side of the aisle to cut education by 20 percent in next year’s budget,” Obama said, arguing that Head Start programs, student aid and “resources” for community colleges would be slashed. “That just doesn’t make sense to me.”.

Captain Hate

Yes MayBee; he really doesn't get it. Oh and nice example with the flat-screen TV. Did the community organizer forget who he was talking with? What an embarrassment.


But doesn't all this talk of "giving" money to people make it sound as if all money belongs to the government, and it is for the government to dole out (or spread around)?

"Theoretically there is nothing that can stop the government from taxing 100% of income so long as the people get benefits from the government commensurate with their income which is taxed." -- Barack Obama Sr.

AND...with a rainy">http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/06/massachusetts_gov_deval_patric_18.html">rainy day fund of $556 million after this budget was signed, the honest hard working taxpayers in this country are funding our state with stimulus money. You should be outraged!


“I don’t know any economists – including, I think, Martin – who think we are likely to get a bump in aggregate demand from $700 billion of borrowed money going to people...

WTF? Wait...WTF?

Thomas Collins


From time to time JOMers have wondered what one needs to do to get banned from this blog by TM. Well, I think I have the answer, and now I am going to test it:

2010 World Series Prediction: Phillies over Twins in 6. Yankees get taken out in 4 by the Twins in the first round.

Well, nice cyberinteracting with y'all! :-))

hit and run

And I notice that the WaPo is getting in on the act about billionaires and secret and shadowy groups.

I say they got in on the act when they gave their editorial page to Axelrod http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/22/AR2010092204665.html>on that very subject.

The WaPo understood it was their marching orders.


Are there still baseball games going on?


Lean Forward

Fall over.

They just shortened it for the crawler!


Okay. Having read all the way through the thread now and seen our various lampoonings of the "Lean Forward" slogan, I have to ask:

What is it supposed to actually mean?

I ask because it conveys absolutely nothing to me.


Mail has gone out on the Atlanta meetup Wednesday. If you want to attend and didn't get an email, I don't have your contact info.

[email protected]

See ya there!


Lean forward so you can't see the shit coming off the fan.

sums up the proglodyte penchance for ignoring the shit storm they cause.

Someone needs to do a gif with a ski jumper with shit hitting him square in the face and the slogan "Lean forward... farther, farther" and eventually tumbling into an out of control crash.

Congratulation Letters

They are making all this for publicity and nothing else. thanks

All the news that's left to make.

'Lean Forward'. It's not even coded: 'Bias Progressive'.

Cathy Williams

Although I have read much about Leaning Forward in this post:) but let me tell you that it is a Bias Progress. well demonstrated Dave!
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